Tuesday 23 March 2010

Twin pagodas

Yongzhuo Temple with its twin pagodas was built to the south east of the city of Taiyuan during the later part of the Ming Dynasty.  There is even a peony tree, one of many, that is thought to date from the same time.  The pagodas are 13 storeys high, are octagonal in cross section, and built entirely of brick and stone.  By the 20th century the east pagoda was obviously leaning but works to rectify the lean have succeeded.  There is no Leaning Tower of Taiyuan.


  1. Lovely pic..Thanks for sharing the information!

  2. Lovely location and a great shot. They look positively enlightening from that angle.


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